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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Wednesday, 8 June 2005.
Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial
board, the Free Arab Voice. 


Wednesday, 8 June 2005.

Al-Anbar Province.
Al-Baghdadi.

Resistance bomb kills five US troops near al-Baghdadi Wednesday morning.

An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded by a US military column on
the strategic road that links al-Baghdadi with Hit in western Iraq at
11am Wednesday morning.  Al-Baghdadi residents who witnessed the
attack told Mafkarat al-Islam that the bomb blew up as a column of
nine US Humvees was passing.  The explosion totally destroyed one
Humvee, killing its five-soldier crew.

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam noted that the strategic road
is used exclusively by American patrols and convoys.

Al-Hadithah.

Resistance bomb targets US patrol north of al-Hadithah Wednesday morning.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US patrol in the Barwanah area
north of al-Hadithah at 11am Wednesday morning, local time.  Owners of
groves in the village of Barwanah who witnessed the attack told
Mafkarat al-Islam that the bomb had been planted in the middle of an
unpaved farm road and that it exploded under one of the vehicles in
the American patrol.  That vehicle was totally destroyed and three
American soldiers killed and two more injured in the blast.

Al-Fallujah.

Resistance bomb destroys US truck near al-Fallujah, killing driver
Wednesday morning.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US military column on the
highway near al-Fallujah on Wednesday morning.  A source in the Iraqi
puppet police told QudsPress that the blast destroyed one American
truck, killing its driver instantly.

The source said that the truck burned for a long time after the attack
as American troops encircled the area and closed the highway to all
traffic.  Several helicopters were observed prowling the skies over
the area.

Resistance bomb targets US patrol in northern al-Fallujah Wednesday
morning.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded near a US patrol by the as-Sajar
Bridge in the vicinity of the northern entrance to al-Fallujah at
about 8am Wednesday morning, local time.  Residents of the al-Jaghifi
neighborhood in the northeast of al-Fallujah who witnessed the attack
told Mafkarat al-Islam that the bomb had been hidden under a pile of
garbage by the side of the road.

It exploded as the US patrol of two Humvees was passing on its way
north, out of the city, killing three US troops and wounding two more,
Mafkarat al-Islam reported witnesses as saying.

QudsPress reported that the blast destroyed one Humvee and wounded
several Americans aboard it.

In a dispatch posted at 10:10am Mecca time Wednesday morning, Mafkarat
al-Islam reported that US forces at that hour were still encircling
the whole area and were still enforcing a curfew as they raided and
searched houses near to the place of the attack.  QudsPress reported
that the Americans arrested a number of local men after the bombing.

US admits two Americans killed in Tuesday bomb attack in al-Fallujah.

The US military admitted on Wednesday that two of its men were killed
when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by their patrol in al-Fallujah
on Tuesday, QudsPress reported.

A report on Tuesday carried by Mafkarat al-Islam said that six
American troops had been killed in a bomb attack in al-Fallujah.  See:
"Resistance bomb in al-Fallujah Tuesday morning kills six US troops,"
in Iraqi Resistance Report, Tuesday, 7 June 2005.

Ar-Ramadi.

Resistance bombards US base early Wednesday, US return fire kills
Iraqi civilians.

Iraqi Resistance forces fired 16 mortar rounds and Grad rockets into
the US al-Warrar base west of ar-Ramadi at 7am Wednesday morning local
time.  Witnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam that the barrage targeted
various areas inside the base.  After the Resistance bombardment, the
American base was rocked by a series of explosions.

The witnesses said that the Americans responded by firing more than
five artillery rounds from inside their compound towards the north of
ar-Ramadi.  The American return fire left three Iraqi civilians dead,
one of them a woman, and wounded others, but failed to harm any of the
Resistance fighters.

Al-Habbaniyah.

Resistance ambushes supply convoy in al-Habbaniya; US seeks to hide
casualty figures.

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a supply convoy loaded with supplies
for the US base in al-Habbaniyah, west of Baghdad.  The American
Associated Press (AP) reported local correspondents as saying that
they saw at least seven bodies after the attack.

The AP said, however that the US military and diplomats claimed that
they were unaware of any Americans being in the supply convoy.

Reporters who returned to the scene on Wednesday said they saw four
more bodies, the AP noted, adding that those bodies were still there
as were Resistance fighters.

For his part, Mbulelo Mtilwa of the South African Embassy in Jordan
told the AP that a South African was part of the convoy but said that
they had no information if he had been killed, wounded or captured.

Al-Qa'im.

Resistance bombards US facility in al-Qa'im late Tuesday night.

Iraqi Resistance forces fired seven Katyusha rockets into the US
Marine base set up in the Customs Office in the city of al-Qa'im on
the border with Syria at 10pm Tuesday night, local time.  A major in
the Iraqi puppet military told Mafkarat al-Islam that the barrage left
17 US Marines dead and a number of others wounded in varying degrees
of severity.  The wounded were evacuated to the American-occupied `Ayn
al-Asad air base by helicopter.

Residents of al-Qa'im who live near the base met with the Mafkarat
al-Islam correspondent and said that fires blazed in the
American-occupied facility for about an hour and a half after the
bombardment.  They watched as US helicopters took off loaded with
casualties.

The US occupation forces acknowledged the attack in a broadcast over
their al-Hurriyah propaganda radio station beamed at al-Anbar
Province.  The American broadcast said that the bombardment resulted
in American casualties, but did not specify the nature or number of
those losses.

The Army of the Partisans of the Sunnah [Prophet's Practice]
Resistance organization announced its responsibility for the attack in
a communiqué, a copy of which was obtained by the correspondent for
Mafkarat al-Islam.

Rawah.

Resistance forces abduct 22 puppet soldiers Tuesday.

Iraqi Resistance forces abducted 22 puppet troops on the road between
al-Qa'im and Rawah on Tuesday.  Shakir Salih, commander of the
al-Anbar Province puppet police, told Reuters that the puppet
soldiers, who were Shi`ah from southern Iraq, were kidnapped after
they left their base in Rawah western Iraq.

Baghdad.

Iraqi Resistance liquidates director of Abu Ghurayb prison.

In a dispatch posted at 11:12am Mecca time Wednesday morning, Mafkarat
al-Islam reported that a short while before, Iraqi Resistance fighters
in northern Baghdad had attacked the motorcade of Muhammad al-Misri,
the Director of Affairs of the Abu Ghurayb prison.

An officer in the Iraqi puppet police in ar-Rusafah told the
correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam that four Resistance fighters
assaulted the motorcade of Muhammad al-Masri with anti-personnel
rockets and light arms, killing al-Misri along with eight of his
companions and guards.

Members of the motorcade managed to kill three of the Resistance
attackers but another one was able to leave the scene.

After the attack, US and Iraqi puppet forces encircled the area and
evacuated the dead and wounded.  None of the Iraqi puppet troops or
the Americans were willing to disclose the identity of the target of
the attack, but a spokesman for the Iraqi puppet police told the
correspondent who the official was.

Muhammad al-Misri was a US citizenship and took over running the
prison after the scandal broke  over photographs showing the
brutalization and humiliation of inmates.

Resistance guns down two collaborator puppet officials in Baghdad.

Iraqi Resistance forces shot and killed two officials in the puppet
so-called "Iraqi ministry of industry" in a drive-by shooting in
Baghdad on Wednesday, the American Associated Press (AP) reported.
Resistance attack leaves at least one puppet policeman dead, six
wounded in Baghdad.

Iraqi Resistance forces shot and killed one puppet policeman and
wounded six more in fighting in northwest Baghdad on Wednesday, the
American Associated Press (AP) reported.

Iraqi puppet "president" Jalal at-Talibani praises Badr Brigade death
squad gunmen for protecting the "democratic political process."

At the Second Founding Congress of the Shi`i Badr Organization, the
puppet "president" of occupied Iraq, Kurdish chauvinist Jalal
at-Talibani, praised the Badr Brigades, saying that they, along with
the Kurdish chauvinist Peshmergah gunmen, were "playing an important
role at the present time in fighting armed groups that are trying to
wreck the political process and defeat the political plans for Iraq,"
in a reference to the determination of the Iraqi Resistance not to
allow the occupation regime and its hand-picked stooge regime any
shred of legitimacy.

The American Associated Press quoted at-Talibani as saying to the Badr
Brigades, "You and your (Kurdish) brothers are the heroes of
liberating Iraq," in reference to their collaboration with the US
forces when they invaded Iraq.

The Badr Brigades, the armed wing of the collaborationist so-called
Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), invaded
Iraq together with US soldiers in the spring of 2003 and since then
have formed the backbone of the puppet police forces working for the
occupation regime, particularly in southern parts of Iraq.

Particularly since the installation of the puppet "government" of
Shi`i chauvinist Ibrahim al-Ja`fari in April, the Badr Brigades, often
acting as members of the puppet police and security forces, have been
involved in numerous acts of abduction, torture, imprisonment, and
murder of Sunni Iraqis as part of a campaign to stir up sectarian
strife in the country.

The Board of Muslim `Ulama' [Scholars], the highest Sunni religious
authority in occupied Iraq denounced puppet "president" at-Talibani's
praise for the Badr Brigade death squads, noting that the
"president's" remarks "conform to the American political line of
prolonging the conflict in Iraq and turning it into an internal
conflict among Iraqis."

In May the Chairman of the Board of Muslim `Ulama' Shaykh Harith
Sulayman ad-Darri openly accused the Badr Brigades by name of
murdering Sunni religious leaders in the country, noting that he was
fully responsible for his accusation.

Kurdish chauvinist puppet leader claims relations with "Israel" are
"not a crime."

Mas`ud Barzani, Kurdish chauvinist and puppet "president" of the
predominantly Kurdish area in northern occupied Iraq, told the London
newspaper al-Hayat on Tuesday that for the Kurds to have relations
with "Israel" is "no crime."  Barzani said that in the event that the
Zionist colonial entity opened an "embassy" in Baghdad, it would be
possible that an "Israeli" consulate would also open in Irbil, the
"capital" of the so-called Kurdistan region of occupied Iraq.

Salah ad-Din Province.
Bayji.

Resistance bomb blasts oil pipeline supplying northern Iraq.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb blew up an oil pipeline near the Northern
Fertilizer Company in Bayji.  According to sources in the Iraqi
petroleum industry who spoke with QudsPress, the pipeline that was
destroyed in the blast was carrying petroleum products to the
northern, predominantly Kurdish area of occupied Iraq.

The blast set fire to the pipeline, the sources said, adding that at
that time firefighters were still trying to get the blaze under
control.  The sources said that the destruction of the line would halt
the pumping of oil products to northern Iraq.

Resistance bombards US base near Bayji early Wednesday afternoon.

Iraqi Resistance forces fired 10 Grad rockets into the US military
base located in the as-Siniyah area west of Bayji (which lies north of
Baghdad) at 2pm local time Wednesday afternoon.  Residents of the
as-Siniyah area told Mafkarat al-Islam that the US-occupied camp was
shaken  by 10 powerful explosions from the rockets, which sent plumes
of smoke rising into the sky over the facility.

Ad-Dawr.

Resistance bomb blasts US patrol in ad-Dawr at noon Wednesday.

An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded by a US patrol in ad-Dawr
at about 12 noon local time Wednesday, the US military admitted in an
official statement.  The Americans acknowledged that one American
soldier was killed in the explosion, according to an Agence France
Presse (AFP) dispatch.

Tikrit.

US admits two soldiers killed in bombardment of US base in Tikrit
Tuesday night.

Iraqi Resistance forces mounted a barrage of mortar shells or rockets
on a US base in Tikrit late on Tuesday, according to a US military
statement reported by Agence France Press (AFP).  The US military
admitted that two American troops were killed in the barrage.

The AFP reported that the "Knights of the `Ali ibn Abi Talib Brigade"
of the Islamic Army Resistance group posted leaflets in Tikrit taking
responsibility for firing "a barrage of mortars and rockets at the
citadel of infidels in the center of Tirkit."

Balad.

US admits soldier killed in Balad attack Tuesday.

An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded in Balad, north of Baghdad
on Tuesday, killing one US soldier according to an official admission
by the US military authorities reported Wednesday by Agence France
Presse (AFP).

Diyala Province.
Ba`qubah.

Mysterious car bomb reportedly targets fuel station.

A car bomb exploded by a line of cars outside a fuel station in
Ba`qubah, killing at least three civilians and wounding another
according to a statement by the puppet police reported by Reuters.

Witnesses told Reuters that a man drove a car into the line of
vehicles outside the gas station, got out of the car and disappeared.
Minutes later the car exploded in flames.

Reuters reported eyewitnesses as saying that no puppet security
personnel – frequent  targets of Resistance attacks – had  been near
the car at the time of the blast, 65 km north of Baghdad.

Ninwa Province.
Tall `Afar.

Resistnce car bomber blasts US patrol near Tall `Afar at noon Wednesday.

An Iraqi Resistance martyrdom fighter drove an explosives-packed
Caprice car into a US military column in the city of Tall `Afar, west
of Mosul on Wendesday.

Residents of the village of ash-Shadid east of Tall `Afar told
Mafkarat al-Islam that the Resistance fighter drove his Caprice into
the midst of the column of eight American armored vehicles and four
Humvees that was headed down the road towards the center of Tall `Afar.

At 12 noon, local time, when he was among the American vehicles, the
martyrdom fighter blew himself and his car up, destroying one US
armored vehicle and setting a Humvee on fire.  Five American troops
were killed and three more wounded in the attack.

Mosul.

Resistance liquidates puppet police chief for Talkif district in Mosul.

In a dispatch posted at 11:25am Mecca time Wednesday morning, Mafkarat
al-Islam reported that a short while before Iraqi Resistance fighters
had attacked and killed the puppet chief of police for Talkif in the
northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

More than 30 masked Resistance fighters got out of cars at the Talkif
crossing in the middle of the city and hurled hand grenades and
unleashed a hail of medium weight machine gun bullets on the motorcade
of the area puppet police chief.  The attack left the puppet official
and several puppet policemen who had also been in the motorcade dead.

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that US troops at the
time of writing were still encircling the scene of the attack and
raiding and searching houses looking for the attackers.   All the
Resistance fighters, however, quickly left the scene after the attack
suffering no casualties in the engagement.  Witnesses in the
neighborhood told Mafkarat al-Islam that as soon as they saw the
Resistance fighters approaching, almost all the members of the puppet
police in the motorcade fled, leaving the chief alone with just a
handful of his men.

Dhi Qar Province.
An-Nasiriyah.

Resistance bomb leaves four British troops dead Wednesday.

In a dispatch posted at 12:20pm Mecca time Wednesday, Mafkarat
al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb planted under
an electric pole exploded by a British patrol in the Suq ash-Shuyukh
area in the middle of an-Nasiriyah south of Baghdad on Wednesday.
Witnesses told the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in an-Nasiriyah
that the blast destroyed a British Jeep and killed four British troops
and wounded others who were in the vehicle behind the one destroyed by
the bomb.

The witnesses said that the British then arrested four Sunni men who
were known to frequent the mosques on charges that they carried out
Wednesday's attack.

Al-Basrah Province.
Al-Basrah.

Details of torture and mutilation of Sunni religious man by Badr
Brigade/puppet police.

In a follow up to Tuesday's report on the discovery of the tortured
and mutilated body of Shaykh `Abd as-Salam `Abd al-Karim al-Kardisi
hanging from the Muhammad al-Qasim Bridge in al-Basrah, the Mafkarat
al-Islam website on Wednesday published photographs of al-Kardisi's
body and a detailed report on the nature of the mutilation he suffered.

Al-Kardisi, the one-legged muezzin of the as-Saqr Mosque in
al-Basrah's al-Barradi`iyah area, was abducted from his home on Sunday
by masked members of the Shi`i chauvinist collaborationist Badr Brigades.

Al-Kardisi was abducted by some 50 Badr Brigade gunmen, most of them
in puppet police uniforms after the sunset prayer on Sunday, 5 June 2005.

The Badr Brigade, the armed wing of the collaborationist so-called
Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) invaded
Iraq together with US soldiers in the spring of 2003 and since then
have formed the backbone of the puppet police forces working for the
occupation regime, particularly in southern parts of Iraq.

As documented in the photographs published by Mafkarat al-Islam at:
http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IDnews=h405,

al-Kardisi suffered the following torture and mutilation:

-      His right eye was completely plucked out.  A wound, 2cm in diameter,
penetrating into his head can be seen next to the eye socket.

-      Signs of torture by electric shock on his hands and arms, as
evidenced by the blackening of the fingers.

-      Crushing of the skull in the area of the brow on the right side of
his head, where only skin covers the area.

-      A gunshot wound from a weapon fired on one side of his head and an
exit wound on the other side of the head.

(See "Sunni Religious figure abducted, murdered, mutilated by Shi`i
chauvinist puppet police," in Iraqi Resistance Report, Tuesday, 7 June
2005.)

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